Athletes with Boston ties in trouble
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Wil CorderoAcquired by the Red Sox in 1996, injuries limited Cordero to 59 games that season. While 1997 was Cordero's most productive year (.281, 18 home runs, 72 RBIs), his arrest on abuse charges on June 10 of that year drew the ire of Sox fans. Cordero was charged with beating his wife and threatening to kill her. In violation of a restraining order, Cordero then returned to his Cambridge apartment and tried to prevent detectives from photographing his wife's injuries. That incident, as well as a history of domestic abuse, contributed to the Sox cutting ties with Cordero after the 1997 season.